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shaiel

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  1. The viewing was just of a "red eagle". I took this to mean that Mat was just of Manatheren blood, not that he was connected to the Red Eagle of Manatheren. I will concede that it could be that Min saw the Red Eagle of Manatheran, but just relayed it as a "red eagle" due to her not knowing the history. Also, remember that Mat didn't form the Band of the Red Hand. His men formed the Band and selected the banner. Mat didn't have any direct input on it. Am I remembering that correctly? That was the first book. Up until Dragon Reborn, Jordan still hadn't made up is mind about everything - there are some inconsistencies between the early books and the rest, and I can fully believe RJ intended to have the Mat-Manatheren play a different role than what we ended up with - there's a lot of early focus on Mat's Manatheren blood there. People change their mind, it happens.
  2. THIS. It doesn't matter who Gaidal is. In-story, no one cares.
  3. of course there aren't. The pattern was breaking at that time. dead we're walking already so why not dead jenn aiel? Aviendha was after all going to rhuidean. following your logic, it could have been larine from valan luca traveling circus. the pattern was breaking, so why not? the fact that there's no evidence of the contrary, doesn't make it true. i don't see the point in coming up with far fetched theories involving long dead aiel clan members when the possibility of it being true is so low
  4. Totally like Joffrey from Game of Thrones. So annyoing it gets sad after a while, truly. Some of the funniest lines in the book were IMO Mat's, explaining just how stupid Demandred soundsd. "He's a bit dotty" made me LOL and that amazing "I sure am growing tired of that man" had me closing the book and saying out loud "Yes, so am I." Don't get me wrong, I totally loved Demandred. But he's got Little Bother Syndrome, and he's got it bad.
  5. buying a farm it's not blowing money. it's actually a nice investment
  6. Y'know, I think she might spill the beans. First, there's the cour'sova. As per Egwene's POV in Great Hunt, damane's belongings are burned. Moghedien will throw a fit as soon as someone comes too near to hers, and she might say more than she meant. Second, she might let it slip that she "knows things", more things than a regular channeler, in hope to get some small measure of influence. I'm totally still hoping in the outriggers, somehow. I'm young, I can wait decades. There's just so much in that story arc left unsaid. It's not like there's a glut of proper bad guys left for the OutriggersThatWontHappenEver; so whether Mogheiden ends up playing the role of the permanent Damane / [removed] by broken Cour'sova / The Spectacular Spider-Damane Manipulator or Escapes to cause some havoc would be up to any Outrigger story needs. Personally, Mogheiden would be more fun/interesting, out of a story sense, as somewhat her old role, either as manipulator or free to shake up some events. There's always Elaida around if you really need to showcase a broken ~Bad Guy~ and creepy Seanchanisms. Besides, she needs to write "Investment Advice in the Fourth Age: How to Make 10%+ return on Steam-wagons, by Mogheiden the Immortal" (causing the economic crash that brings about the 5th Age), truly a terrifying villain she's kinda like the Terminator. You know, the first movie, when they shoot him and burn him and shear off half his body and he still won't die. Go Moggy! so far, we don't. we know that mostle of the last battle was written by RJ, and the ending too I think, but that's all. and, honestly, i think people should stop asking that question - if you can't see the difference, well, that's the point.
  7. I don't think so. The Sharans already got their Wyld, even if it was a fake one, they won't accept Rand. Also, their role is done and their army mostly destroyed, and I don't think Rand cares that much about "helping" them anyway. He's is a "I just wanna be normal" phase. Y'know, I think she might spill the beans. First, there's the cour'sova. As per Egwene's POV in Great Hunt, damane's belongings are burned. Moghedien will throw a fit as soon as someone comes too near to hers, and she might say more than she meant. Second, she might let it slip that she "knows things", more things than a regular channeler, in hope to get some small measure of influence. I'm totally still hoping in the outriggers, somehow. I'm young, I can wait decades. There's just so much in that story arc left unsaid. Even RJ stated it's impossible. Absolutely. The Third and Fourth Ages simply do not have the proper instruments to play "Gangnam Style". aaand, this totally made my day.
  8. Reading this book, I remembered that I don't particularly like Egwene. More like the other way around. I had honestly forgot about it - or, probably, it was reading Leight Butler's reread that made me forget about it - but I ended up being really disappointed by Egwene's attitude in this book. The last WOT books I had reread before AMOL were Path of Daggers and Lord of Chaos, and I absolutely adored Egwene there, how she was clever and smarter than half of the Hall put together. Then, well, we're back to the I-know-better-than-you version of the character and I really disliked that. At first I thought it was Sanderson not getting the characterization right (for example, Egwene's dealings with/ thought about Mat in chapters 26 and 31 seem to contraddict her arc in Lord of Chaos almost point by point) until I checked out book 10 and realized that the problem is the character itself, rather than the writer. I'm kind of disappointed, and kind of glad that was seh who died instead of one of the others major characters. Just a big Boh.
  9. that was kind of OOC to me. I mean, by the end of LOC (last chapter with both Egwene and Mat in that I remember) the two of them seemed to get along quite well and, after Mat let the Band with her to go with Elayne and Nynaeve, it looked like they had a somewhat mature relationship. In this book, we're back to square one, with Egwene who acts towards Mat as if he were a kid in troubles. It was anticlimatic, and I still can't understand if that's the way it was supposed to go (to show that Egwene, as a character, is somewhat flawed and prejudiced, as most Aes Sedai are) or it's just Brandon/Team Jordan not getting it right.
  10. maybe it's chapter 36? he meets up with Egwene and Gawyn and he's like "does everyone like to bash me? gawyn, you wanna try?" gawyn "yes" and mat "shut up. as i was saying..." that made me laugh a lot. sanderson really has improved and, honestly, all this bashing gets old after a while. i much prefer these last three books to no books at all
  11. 3. Myself, I loved the Shara bit. It was incredibly amazing and badass of Demandred to go and get an entire continent on his side. Off screen, fine, but that just made the revelation more awesome. 4. I assumed that the Gray Men were send by the Shadow, and I seem to have completely missed "Krisa". Like, I don't remember the name being used in the book, at any point. I think Rand will let know Tam he's alive, sooner or later. Maybe even Perrin or Mat, who knows. I kinda felt sorry for Elayne though - now she'scompletely alone, except for Rand popping in every once in a while and her mother (I think. Was Morgase at all in the book?) as Brigitte and Gawyn are dead. It's sad - I foresee Overprotective Mom. Poor kids. Also, to all of you who complain that the Seanchan storyline wasn't resolved - of course it wasn't. You don't change an entire culture in a few weeks, you need years. That's why RJ planned the outrigger novels, and it would have been kind of foolish to expect the entire situation done with by the end of the book. we're talking something huge here, after all. I'm freakishly curious about Moghedien - is she going to reveal herself in hope to get some small misure of influence, or would it be too big of a gamble for her? What about her cour'sova (not so sure about the spelling). I'm pretty sure sul'dam burns their damane's old belongings.
  12. Time does flow differently in Tel'aran'rhiod, but in the real world it flows the same way for everybody. Olver was born about eight or nine years before the beginning of the first book, and that's a fact. Yup, I know, you were just kidding, I just felt like being annoying. BTW, I loved Olver's POVs. @Anver @Finssss: thank you! What about the medallion instead? I went through all of Mat's chapters between 17 and 32, and I still missed the part where he takes it back.
  13. I loved Mat's arc. I had fun reading it, it was entertaining and actually well written (best Mat chapters written by Brandon IMO). I got a couple of questions though - first, what happened to the medallion? If Tuon takes it away from Mat before Rand's visit, how/when does he get it back? Second, is he supposed to lose his luck by the end of the book? I mean, I never really understood whether Mat's luck was an effect of the dagger's influence or of his being Ta'veren. If it's the second, should he lose it by the end?
  14. Okay, here's my question: why does everybody on the boards think that Rand is tied to the Horn? I find it in every thread about the horn of valere, and it puzzles me. I mean, if he's the Dragon, how can he be tied to the Horn? these are two different things...
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